Seeking Safety: Process and Fidelity Evaluation of NYC Ryan White Part A Contracts
Wednesday, April 17th 12:00 - 1:00 PM
→ The presentation will begin with a brief overview of DOHMH’s role and the design
of SS, followed by the process evaluation framework for the project. Presenters will explain the project’s mixed-method approach, including (1) the binary fidelity tool used for group session observations and (2) the structured, qualitative interview guide for staff interviews. The process evaluation framework will serve as a structure to highlight the findings that emerged emphasizing the importance of providing support to intervention facilitators, adaptations to the intervention to be more culturally responsive, challenges with recruitment, and how to work with participants with different literacy levels. Presenters will also describe DOHMH’s plans for addressing some of the implementation challenges that emerged. The session will conclude with discussion questions concerning the support community-based organizations may need in implementing SS and innovative ways to promote fidelity to EBIs.
Guadalupe Dominguez Plummer, MPH., Frances Silva, MPH., Sahani Chandraratna, MPH, MSW., & Adria Zern, MPH candidate., New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene